Mike Wennekamp is the CEO of Two Rivers YMCA, serving the Illinois Quad City region with two branch locations and 40 other program sites throughout Rock Island County. Mike has an extensive history with the Y as a leader in program and facility innovation and growth. He has expanded resources through volunteer-led fundraising and has a significant amount of experience in strategic planning, staff and volunteer leadership and community partnerships.
Mike earned a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Iowa before turning a summer internship at the Cedar Rapids YMCA into his life's work in 1998. He first arrived at Two Rivers YMCA as the Chief Operating Officer in 2004 and was then appointed CEO in 2012. Prior to that he also served as Associate Executive Director with the YMCA in Schaumburg, Illinois and a Program Director in Marion, Iowa. In 2008 Mike was named the Illinois AYP Director of the Year and in 2011 named a Quad Cities Area Leader Under 40. More recently Mike led the YMCA through a successful 7-month capital campaign that concluded in June, 2015; raising $3.6M toward a $3M goal.
Mike believes strongly in giving back to the community. He is active on many boards including the Illinois Alliance of YMCAs as Vice President, Moline Bass Street Landing SSA #5 as Vice President, Quad City Health Initiative as Fundraising Committee Chair, First Tee of the Quad Cities and Unity Point Health-Trinity Foundation. He is also a past president of Moline Kiwanis, an active member of First Congregational Church and is an active volunteer in his daughters’ school and extracurricular activities.
In his leisure, Mike enjoys staying active and spending time with his family outdoors golfing, fishing, and hunting.